(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. calf, bob veal, deaconned veal; see beef 1 , meat .
Cuts of veal include: chops, leg, shank, shoulder, rump, loin, rack, neck, breast, chuck. Veal dishes include: veal cutlet, veal stew, calf's liver, Wiener schnitzel, veal Parmigiana, veal scallopini, veal marsala, veal piccata, veal saltimbocca, veal bird, tête de veau (French), osso buco (Italian).

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  • veal — [vi:l] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: veel, from Latin vitellus small calf , from vitulus calf ] the meat of a ↑calf (=a young cow) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • veal — ► NOUN ▪ the flesh of a calf, used as food. ORIGIN Old French veel, from Latin vitellus small calf …   English terms dictionary

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